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RHS Level 3 Selection and Use of Landscaping Elements

Wednesday 02 May 2018 13:00

RHS-QUALIFICATIONS-MARK-RGBv1Are you a keen gardener, passionate about plants and wanting to learn more? Do you want to start or develop your exisiting career in horticulture?

This is a unit of the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture and starts on Wednesday 2nd May 1-4pm 6 weekly sessions.

Course Overview

The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting).  Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring pen and paper.

This module provides an understanding of the contribution of hard and soft landscape features to the design and function of gardens and other designed landscapes

Week 1 - Use of hard landscaping features in garden design.

Week 2 - Suitability of hard landscaping materials and features - accessibility & safety.

Week 3 - Use of soft landscaping features in garden design - Trees, hedges, shrubs, seasonal displays & containers.

Week 4 - Use of soft landscaping features in garden design; herbaceous borders, meadows & lawns

Week 5 - Use of soft landscaping features in garden design; living walls & green roofs

Week 6 - Developing and using planting plans.


The RHS Level 3 is taught at Ness on a rolling programme of eight modules, each lasting 6 weeks. You can begin at the start of any module and study as many modules as you like.

No formal entry requirements although we strongly recommend learners have completed a level 2 horticultural qualification or have equivalent experience.

Find out more about the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture

Venue Details

Bulley Room & the Garden